Last academic year, 2013-2014, a team of students called alumni, parents, and friends of the university during our fall and spring phonathons. Their efforts raised approximately $130,000! Callers talked about alumni gatherings throughout the United States and current events on campus, and shared their experiences at Niagara. They explained how gifts to the university – especially to the Niagara Fund – had influenced every aspect of their educational journey!

Answering your phone made a difference!

The fact is tuition dollars alone cover only about 75% of the total cost of a Niagara education. The generosity of our donors to the Niagara Fund provides essential support for academic programs, financial aid, student organizations, athletics, and campus improvements. The opportunity to give is ongoing!

Please answer our call this fall!

One of our phonathon student callers will update you on what is happening at NU, as well as review your current contact information. We hope you will share with the caller your favorite NU stories and experiences! They enjoy hearing about “old Niagara” and what you love about your alma mater! He or she will also ask for your pledge to the Niagara Fund. Your gift – no matter the amount – is important!


We would like to thank some of our local businesses that donated gift certificates to motivate and reward student callers during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 phonathons: Delta Sonic, Denny’s, Four Seasons Cinema, La Hacienda of NY Restaurant, Lewiston Event Center, Main Street Pizzeria, Maximum Tan, Smith Brothers Pizza, and Wendy's. Also, to Brickhaus Inn, we express a very special thank you! The support of these businesses means a great deal to our students and demonstrates their investment in the university.